Two SVC teams saw their seasons come to a close Wednesday in the Boys Division 3 Sectional Semis at the Waverly Downtown Gym.
PORTSMOUTH 69, HUNTINGTON 46
The final score doesn't accurately tell the whole story in the Huntsmen's loss to the Trojans. Portsmouth darted out to leads of 18-7 and 31-15 after the first two periods, but Huntington pulled to within 10 points- twice late in the third quarter, before the Trojans pulled away for a 69-46 victory.
Portsmouth shot 24/46 for 52% from the field- including 6/18 from the arc. They also cashed-in at the foul line on 15/22 shooting. Huntington was 19/46 for 41%- including 7/21 from the arc. They were only 1/1 from the free-throw line.
The Trojans controlled the boards with a 28-19 rebounding advantage. The Huntsmen turned the ball power 13 times, to only 8 fro Portsmouth.
Portsmouth had three players in double figures, led by Daniel Jordan's 24 points and 10 rebounds. D.J. Eley had 13 points.
Huntington got 18 from Seth Beeler, Nate Snyder with 9 and D.J. Kinzer with 8.
The Huntsmen end their season at (3-20) and Portsmouth improved to (16-7).
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LYNCHBURG CLAY 78, ADENA 68
The (6-16) Warriors were red-hot in their shooting through three quarters, before cooling to 19% in the final quarter in a 78-68 loss to the Mustangs. While the Warriors shooting went cold, (14-8) Lynchburg Clay heated up to 57% in the final period.
In the first three quarters, Adena shot 67%, 47% and 54%. For the game, the Warriors shot 26/56 from the field for 46%- including 9/26 from the arc.
Lynchburg Clay was 25/49 for the game for 51%- including 7/15 from the arc. A huge difference was the foul line. Clay was 21/24 where Adena was 7/9.
The Warriors had 34 rebounds to 26 for the Mustangs. Adena committed 13 turnovers and 11 for Clay.
Lynchburg Clay was powered by Eric McLaughlin's 31 points and 10 rebounds. Damin Pierson scored 20 points and 11 from Austin Hilt.
Adena had three players in double figures with Caleb Fogelsong's 20 points and 9 rebounds. Zach Fout had 18 and Logan Bennett with 15. Rounding out the Warriors scoring were Jarrett Garrison with 7, Jacob Shipley with 6 and 2 from Ethan Cunningham.
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